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Detecting patients’ pain levels via their brain signals

System could help with diagnosing and treating noncommunicative patients. Researchers from MIT and elsewhere have developed a system that measures a patient’s pain level by analyzing brain activity from a portable neuroimaging device. The system could help doctors diagnose and treat pain in unconscious and noncommunicative patients, which could reduce…

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New research: A comprehensive catalogue of human digestive tract bacteria

Researchers identify nearly 8,000 strains of bacteria, while also clarifying their genetic and metabolic context. The human digestive tract is home to thousands of different strains of bacteria. Many of these are beneficial, while others contribute to health problems such as inflammatory bowel disease. Researchers from IMES/MIT and the Broad…

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Press release: scientists make breakthrough to manage immune response for implanted devices in soft tissue

Discovery could enable longer lasting and better functioning of devices—including pacemakers, breast implants, biosensors, and drug delivery devices Researchers from the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) at MIT, the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway) and AMBER, the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research…

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